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    • Gardner Watts Interview

    • Hiking; Centenarians; Veterans
    • Gardner Watts recalls some of the notable events and memories from his life. Topics covered include meeting Daniel Carter Beard, founder of the Boy Scouts, how his interest in hiking and history developed, walking to the top of the Statue of...
    • Bruno Cosentino Interview

    • Education; Teachers; School principals; Schools;
    • Bruno Cosentino recalls growing up in Sparkill & Piermont as well as his career as a principal and Director of Elementary Education in the Clarkstown Central School District.
    • Dorothy Bromm Interview

    • Families; Marriage; Women;
    • Dorothy Bromm recalls growing up in Rockland, going out on her own as a sales person at Bonwit Teller's department store in Manhattan, meeting and marrying Jim Bromm, and various family stories.
    • Jerry Koblin Interview

    • Pharmacists;
    • Jerrry Koblin recalls growing up in Nyack, his family and their pharmacy, and how the light turned on for him and he became a pharmacist. He also discusses changes in the pharmacy business as well as the business district in Nyack.
    • Eugene Brown Interview

    • Bird watching; Childhood & youth;
    • Gene Brown recalls growing up and going to school in Upper Nyack, his family and home, his job as a camp counselor at the Montlawn Camp, and his love of nature and birds.
    • Unit 02-First Memories of America/New Rochelle

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; Family;
    • He describes the large house that his family moved into when they first arrived to the United States from Italy. He recalls seeing the Statue of Liberty, and confusing it with a gigantic statue of a saint. He recalls his mother telling him all of...
    • Joseph Pisani oral history interview [audio]

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; Education; Typhoid fever;
    • Joseph Pisani, a long time resident of New Rochelle, NY, talks about his earliest memories of his family's immigration to the United States, recalls the cultural hurdles that he and his family encountered--and eventually learned to overcome--in...
    • Valencia Unit 04 - Looking Back on Becoming a Citizen of he United States

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship; Religion; Catholicism;
    • He reflects on how he ended up living in the United States. He atrributes some of his the circumstances surrounding his immigration story to living in America to good luck and happenstance, particularly meeting the Vergara Family through a mutual...
    • Unit 02-Memories of Elementary School

    • Kidnappings; Homicides; Education; Educational facilities; World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects; Patriotism;
    • In 1938 a little boy named Peter Levine was kidnapped and murdered. George's sister knew the boy who attended Albert Leonard Junior High at the time he went missing. Backdrop/origins of WWII are referenced in passing. George reflects on the...
    • George Astrove oral history interview [audio]

    • Emigration & immigration; Family; Ethnic groups; Judaism; World War, 1939-1945--United States--Social aspects; Business enterprises; Business districts; Education; Educational facilities; Military camps; Kidnappings; Homicides;
    • George Astrove, the son of Russian immigrant parents and a long time resident of the City of New Rochelle, talks about growing up in what he describes as an ideal suburban community that embraces diversity of religion and race. Although he was...
    • Harry Lott oral history interview [audio]

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Emigration & immigration; Families; Religious fundamentalism; Depressions; Social classes; Language; Work ethic; Education; Universities and colleges; Cultural relations;
    • Mr Harry Lott, a long time resident of the City of New Rochelle (located within Southern Westchester County in New York State), talks about the uniqueness of the experience of being raised within a 'typical' American suburb by immigrant parents who...
    • Unit 07--Business District on Main Street, New Rochelle in 1950

    • Military cookery; Military organizations; Military personnel; Business districts; Business enterprises; Educational facilities; Education; Teachers; Social aspects; Soldiers;
    • He references the Principal Willis Thompson, and working on the school paper, titled 'The Castle Currier.' He references the names of teachers: Ruth Stewart (Math), Anna Koff (English), Sam Schmuckler (History). He recalls sending war articles...
    • House at 20 Prospect Street, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Architectural decorations & ornaments;
    • This old house on Prospect Street has fishscale shingles on the mansard roof and some other Victorian features such as brackets and hooded windows. It was owned by the James family from 1961-64 and one family member recalls parque floors and tiled...

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